The Basalt Longhorns and Rifle Bears have advanced to the state’s quarterfinals in 2A State Championships for football.
Basalt defeated D’Evelyn 26-14 Saturday afternoon and Rifle Shut out Eaton 26-0.
The other Western Slope Divison representatives lost in the opening rounds.
Delta lost to Basalt’s next opponent Platte Valley 45-21 . and Aspen was knocked out of the tournament by Salida in a 33-20 final. Basalt will play Platte Valley and Rifle has drawn Resurrection Christain in the second round. If they both win they will face each other for a shot at the state championship final on the line.